Am I Trustworthy?
Provides examples of trustworthiness--returning borrowed articles, keeping promises and doing a good job with assigned tasks.
Ken Smith notes: This film follows young "Eddie" as he learns to become trustworthy. Actually, "trustworthiness" in this film is pretty loosely defined -- it seems to be synonymous with "obedience" and "conformity." Eddie, at the prodding of his dad and the narrator, quickly and eagerly sees the value of trust (he even makes his own Trustworthiness Chart), and we leave the film knowing that Eddie is well on his way to normalcy. "People have to show they can be trusted with little things if they want to be trusted with big things."
MORALITY PROMISES CHILDREN SOCIAL GUIDANCE TRUSTWORTHINESS BOYS DAILY LIFE BEHAVIOR FAMILIES PARENTS
Subject: "Am I Trustworthy" is a cute little instructional film
Subject: Good Eddie
Subject: "I wouldn't have stolen their money!"
Subject: Am I Trustworthy?
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: **. Historical Interest: ***. Overall Rating: ***.
Subject: Eddie is a gulliable little soul
I think the reason is Eddie's haircut. This rather bizarre looking moptop.
I love Coronet guidance films. This is the 3rd such film I've seen that lays it thick on how a boy can be more acceptable in the world. In this case you can be more trustworthy by doing your homework on time and doing housework(!). Suuuure. Also, the film uses the well used Coronet trademark of making a chart for yourself and that will solve everything. Reccomended!